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    • Jon
    • 14.04.10 | 11:17 (IDT)

    CJ, you aren't really answering my questions directly, and partly they are not truthful. 1. It seems to me the deadline to declare sovereignty was a formality and had already been rejected. You respond with 'non-binding, no obligation'. This is ambiguous. I'm not sure if you are agreeing with me. 2. Rejection of the Partition Plan was not a declaration of the war, but I suspect this followed soon thereafter or at least was a STRONG SIGNAL that war was about to ensue. The Arabs made no indication they intended to declare sovereignty or build a Palestinian state. 3. While you claim the invasion of Palestine was not a threat to Israel this is clearly misleading for at least two reasons. One, many Arab leaders had clearly declared intention to push the Jews into the Mediterranean and thus take all of the land from the river to the sea. Secondly, why did parts of the Jewish state subsequently disappear into the hands of the Arabs?

    from the article: How to tell when a Mideast Expert is lying
    First published 15:28 12.04.10 | Last updated 22:10 13.04.10
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